ERIC Number: ED452979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Toolbox No. 1: Using Visitation To Support Permanency. Toolboxes for Permanency.
Wright, Lois E.
Although permanency planning has been a central focus of child welfare practice since the passage of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act in 1980, new requirements of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 encourage concurrent planning on reunification and another alternative such as adoption. This guide is intended to assist child welfare staff as they confront how best to plan and implement visits between parents and their children in out-of-home care to achieve permanency goals within the context of current federal legislation. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction," presenting information on federal legislation; (2) "Defining Visitation"; (3) "Why Visitation Is Important"; (4) "The General Experience of Visitation"; (5) "Context for Visitation Services"; (6)"Variations and Issues in Visitation"; (7) "Strategies for Improving Visitation"; and (8) "Promising Programs and Practices." The guide's seven appendices provide checklists and summaries to guide casework practice, and sample forms and instruments from various visitation programs. (Contains 58 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adoption, Attachment Behavior, Biological Parents, Caseworker Approach, Change Strategies, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Foster Children, Foster Family, Parent Child Relationship, Social Services
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085; Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site: http://www.cwla.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.